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J. Elder WillsSong of Freedom (1936)

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Although no-one could call this a great movie, it is of compelling historical interest. At a time when Black people in the movies were servants or scoundrels, Paul Robeson portrayed a London dock-worker who is discovered by an impresario and launches a great singing career; after that, he goes to Africa to bring education and enlightenment to the tribespeople.


This movie is part of the collection: Feature Films

Director: J. Elder Wills
Producer: Will Hammer
Production Company: Hammer Film Productions
Audio/Visual: sound, black & white
Keywords: Drama; Paul Robeson
Contact Information: www.k-otic.com

Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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Reviewer: bearpuf - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - April 17, 2009
Subject: PR for Robeson
Though just a fair movie in the sense of acting and storyline a lot is said for the ideal of returning to Africa by Robeson or the movie's producers.
What I'd like to emphasize here is that if one is a fan of Paul Robeson then the Prelinger Archives has scores of his songs available in mp3 format to pass on as a tribute to the quality of his singing presence as well as his character.